Reg Tubby

Reginald John Tubby (1924 – 14 October 2015) was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1975 to 1989, representing the seat of Greenough.

Reg Tubby
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
1 November 1975 – 4 February 1989
Preceded bySir David Brand
Succeeded byKevin Minson
Personal details
Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
Died14 October 2015 (aged 91)
Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia
Political partyLiberal

Tubby was born in Geraldton, Western Australia, to Constance Edith (née Jones) and John William Tubby. He was raised on his father's farm at Gutha, a locality 170 kilometres (110 mi) south-east of Geraldton. Tubby enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in January 1943, and served in the Northern Territory during the war. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to Gutha, taking over an abandoned farm. Becoming prominent in agricultural circles, Tubby was elected to the Morawa Roads Board (later the Shire of Morawa) in 1953, and would served on the council until 1976, including nine years as shire president.[1]

Tubby entered parliament at the 1975 Greenough by-election, which had been caused by the resignation of Sir David Brand, a former premier. He was re-elected at the 1977, 1980, 1983, and 1986 state elections, and served as deputy chairman of committees in the Legislative Assembly from 1980 to 1983.[2] In his final term in parliament, he was joined by his son, Fred Tubby, who had been elected to the seat of Dale at a 1988 by-election. Tubby left parliament at the 1989 state election, and retired to Perth.[1] He died there in October 2015, aged 91.[3]


  1. ^ a b Reginald John Tubby – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN 0730984095.
  3. ^ Glenn Barndon (22 October 2015). "A Respected Mid West politician farewelled" – ABC Mid West & Wheatbelt. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
Parliament of Western Australia
Preceded by
Sir David Brand
Member for Greenough
Succeeded by
Kevin Minson